Leftover Sake at home? Make a delicious Sake cocktail!

Got leftover Sake? Still not used to the very strong taste? Is it getting a little close to the end of the bottle's life, but you don't want to waste it? Never fear! Make a delicious Sake cocktail with that bottle instead! It'll help dilute the flavor and make the sake much more drinkable and enjoyable.

Hiro Sunrise

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Hiro Sake 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Junmai Sake
  • 3 oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine

To Make:

  • Fill glass with ice -
  • Add Sake and orange juice 
  • Stir well 
  • Slowly add grenadine and allow it to settle before serving

Kyoto Sour

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Liquor.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of grapefruit
  • 2 dashes of green Tabasco sauce
  • 3 oz Sake
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz agave nectar
  • Optional Garnish: 1 grapefruit slice and fresh mint sprig

To Make:

  • Muddle grapefruit and Tabasco in a shaker
  • Add other ingredients into the shaker and fill it with ice
  • Shake the components together for about 30 seconds
  • Strain mixture into a serving glass
  • Top with ice and garnish (if desired) 

Tokyo Rose

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Genius Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz peach Schnapps
  • 2 oz Sake

To Make:

  • Combine Sake, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice in a shaker 
  • Fill shaker with a generous scoop of ice
  • Shake for about 30 seconds
  • Strain into a serving glass and serve

Strawberry Sake Cocktail

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Serious Eat

Ingredients:

  • 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 oz fresh juice from 1-2 limes
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 2 oz Junmai ginjo Sake
  • 1.5 oz seltzer water
  • Optional garnish: mint spring and a whole strawberry

To Make:

  • Combine strawberries, lime juice, and simple syrup in a mixing glass
  • Muddle the ingredients until the strawberry is completely dissolved
  • Add mint leaves and gentle muddle them (only about 5 taps) to prevent a bitter taste
  • In a separate glass, combine the Sake with ice and stir until fully incorporated
  • Pour the strawberry mixture into the glass with Sake and ice
  • Top with seltzer and garnish 

Strawberry Mint Sake Spritzer

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Linda Wagner

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Sake
  • 1 bottle of Champagne
  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 6 Meyer lemons
  • 3-4 mint sprigs
  • Vanilla stevia

To Make:

  • Tear mint leaves into rough, uneven pieces
  • Slice the strawberries
  • Combine mint and strawberries in a large pitcher
  • Juice six Meyer lemons and add juice to pitcher
  • Muddle the ingredients
  • Add Sake and Champagne and top with lots of ice
  • Add a dropper of vanilla stevia to each glass before serving

Perfect Pink Lotus Cocktail

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Debra Ponzek 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla vodka
  • 1 cup Sake
  • 1 cup lychee syrup (from canned lychees)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 oz grenadine
  • juice of 4 limes
  • Optional garnish: 12 lychees and 12 lime slices  

To Make:

  • Fill a large pitcher with ice and add vanilla vodka
  • Stir well
  • Add Sake, lychee syrup, pineapple juice, grenadine, and lime juice into pitcher
  • Stir well and serve in chilled glasses
  • Garnish with lychee and lime slice 

Sake Sangria

sake cocktail

Photo courtesy of Edible Woman

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 tbsp Sake
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Blueberries, raspberries, orange and lemon slices
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • Optional garnish: Pinch of cinnamon and mint leaves  

To Make:

  • Combine wine, Sake, orange juice, and sugar in a wine glass
  • Add fruit to your preference
  • Add sparkling water and top with ice
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few mint leaves

These are our favorite make-at-home Sake cocktail recipes. You don't need expensive Sake or fancy mixers to make these cocktails. All you need is some creativity!

What's your favorite cocktail? Tell us about it in the comments.